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  1. Advantages of bilingual studies

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Hong Kong residents, we strongly believed that Chinese writing and language skills could be a big plus for Ocean's future. When Ocean, or Hui Yung (Ocean in Cantonese) as she is known ... the school had taken big steps to avoid rote learning and encourage children to participate in class discussions. The faculty is made up of Hong Kong teachers who have studied and trained in Canada, ...

  2. Challenge of bilingual learning

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... of the Independent Schools Foundation, said they set out to create a school with a 'balanced' bilingual programme to meet demand from Hong Kong parents for an alternative to international schools ... They are now offered across nine Canadian provinces and similar models have sprung up across the United States, but the bilingual approach is a recent arrival in Hong Kong. Kingston International ...

  3. Online dining guide goes bilingual

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... founder of Openrice.com, said the idea of a bilingual diners' guide was to meet growing demand for food recommendations from expatriates and tourists. 'Hong Kong restaurants offer ... different criteria to other famous food guides like Michelin Hong Kong, which recommends mostly high-end dining places.' Launched in 1999, Openrice.com has emerged to be the most popular food ...

  4. Bilingual model opens students' minds

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau In the era of globalisation, a bilingual co-teaching model has been adopted to help students better understand world affairs. It also promotes the development of fluency and proficiency in the language of instruction, and in a second target language. Several international schools in Hong Kong have adopted this model from early childhood education to secondary levels. ...

  5. Words of wisdom

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... With the exception of small family-run businesses, practically every company in Hong Kong needs translators and interpreters. 'They are needed across all industries,' says ... participate in class and by organising cultural outings that give them a flavour of Hong Kong as a cultural hub,' Yau says. The Chinese University (CUHK) launched the master of arts ...

  6. Government should put GPS systems in all Hong Kong taxis

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I have been living in Hong Kong for 11 years and I have found that you are lucky to get a taxi driver who is more than 10 per cent competent in English. It is amazing how taxi drivers ... English. It is a cultural thing and unfortunate given that Hong Kong wants to be seen as an international city. Technology could provide a solution. The government should make it mandatory ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Aug 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... which it says is a crucial factor in development of a bilingual legal system in Hong Kong. In its latest annual report, the Standing Committee on Legal Education and Training noted ... to development of a bilingual legal system in Hong Kong. Population reaches 7.06 million A baby boom has helped push Hong Kong's population past 7.06 million, the Census and Statistics Department ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Aug 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at English-speaking schools, thus truly making bilingualism an advantage for them. It is sad to see that, in Hong Kong, English has declined over the past decade. Someone speaking English, Cantonese and Putonghua has countless advantages and the curriculum in Hong Kong should reflect this. We should encourage children, our future, to be bilingual. Jessica Yuen, Sha Tin Minister must reconsider role ...

  9. art beat

    Posted Apr 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Exhibition: Trip to the West, Tribute to Ella Maillart When: Until April 29; 8am-11pm Where: 2/F-3/F Jockey Club Atrium, Hong Kong Arts Centre Free admission On one hand, a photo exhibition, ... Urumqi to Aksu, via Kashgar and Hetian, following Swiss adventurer Ella Maillart's footsteps. Drama: Art (performed in English) When: April 14-17, 7.45pm; April 17, 2.45pm Where: Hong Kong ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Dec 11th 2010, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... talk of giving Hong Kong the best regulatory system in Asia, their support for these two has been grotesque. Both of them had their current contracts renewed just days before their previous ... for a successor in the hope that this would disabuse cynics who expect his successor to be selected from Hong Kong or China, and thus more subject to vested interests. The government didn't specify ...




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